One fo the movements sweeping through the Open Hardware world is that of the hackerspace: a place where people can communially work on hardware, sharing tools, resources, expertise and encouragement. In Atlanta we have FreeSide Atlanta. From their Meetup Page:

Freeside Technology Spaces, Inc., a non-profit organization, strives to be the best in providing resources and an environment that encourages research, knowledge exchange, learning, and mentoring in the Atlanta community, through  workshops, collaborative projects,  and other activities that develop and support free and open source software and hardware.

So check out their blog. They also have a wiki.

Upcoming FreeSide Atlanta Meetups

Events - Freeside Atlanta

Events - Freeside Atlanta
  • Freeside Atlanta

    Freeside is having a build-out! Freeside members get to flex their right to hack on the space infrastructure and hack Freeside itself into a collective vision. Non-members are welcome and encouraged to come and help us hack the space! We could always use extra hands for buildouts and are happy to show you around the space.

    Make sure to wear closed-toe shoes and fitted clothing, and be ready to get your hands dirty! Freeside has safety goggles and ear protection, but feel free to bring your own.

    We will pretty much be there all day, come when you can.

    Some of the projects we're focusing on include:
    • Building temporary walls
    • Shifting major tools around the shop
    • Welding and constructing the auto bay ramp
    • Grinding the front concrete floor to prep it for epoxy
    • Workshop cleanup and organization.
    • Proving P is equal to NP.
    • Squaring the circle.
    • . . . And more to be announced!

    Come out and hack on the space with us!

    Atlanta, GA 30310 - USA

    Saturday, October 24 at 12:00 PM


  • Freeside Atlanta

    Freeside Atlanta is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to providing a space for engineers, programmers, inventors, artists, and lunatics to collaborate. We host this meeting a couple of times a month on Tuesday so that people can check us out, chat with our members, and get together to plan projects, events, and classes.

    We'll do a quick meeting to introduce everyone, we'll update folks on the progress of projects and equipment in the space, announce classes and events, and occationally feature a 10-20 minute talk by a guest lecturer on an interesting subject. Afterwards, we'll break out into a more informal open house so people can chat, take a tour, and check out some of the cool stuff around the space.

    You can also check out our photo tour at:

    If you need any help or have a question, just email us at

    Atlanta, ga 30354 - USA

    Tuesday, October 27 at 7:30 PM


  • Freeside Atlanta

    This class is for learning programming and what is possible with it through the Python programming language.

    Students are not expected to have any knowledge of programming prior to this class but whether you've slung dictionary comprehensions or would like help installing the language interpreter, this class aims to grow every student from where they are to greater capability with computer systems.

    Python can be used to automate the boring stuff (https://automatethebo...) or program video games ( or countless other ends. A roadmap will be planned for each student to follow culminating in the creation of a useful program for the student. Example projects might be a website scraper or monitor, a meditation guide, or a simple game.

    This class may be offered in person at Freeside or over a video call as the students prefer. This class may be scheduled outside of these set hours as needed.

    The class fee covers 5 sessions.

    Atlanta, - USA

    Wednesday, October 28 at 7:00 PM


    Price: 40.00 USD